-By Vanessa Lemen

I wanted to take a moment to post some info about a workshop coming up this year in November. It’s called The Fantastic Workshop, and will be held November 17-20, 2016 at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN
The workshop is hosted and run by Sam Flegal and Peter Mohrbacher who are the creators and hosts of the One Fantastic Week podcast, which I’ve had the pleasure of joining them for an interview on a few months back. ( my interview was One Fantastic Week #99 ) The podcast is a really wonderful and informative weekly web show where Sam and Pete interview working artists about their business, their life and how the two intersect.

The Fantastic Workshop focuses on that intersection between art and business. It’s an in-person environment where you can comfortably talk business and art both with your peers and with expert instructors. It consists of lectures, studio work time time, panel discussions, and one-on-one consultations with industry professionals, where each attendee will get specific advice on building their business. It’s an opportunity to learn from a diverse group of independent artists about what actually works for a variety of different art business models in today’s marketplace and how to make your own vision come to life.

The instructors at this year’s workshop are: Jasmine Becket Griffith, Stephanie Law, Ron Lemen, Vanessa Lemen, Kelly McKernan, Sean Murray, Sam Flegal, Peter Mohrbacher, Kristina Carroll, and L. Rush.
For more info, go to www.1fantasticweek.com/2016